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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Silesia and Lausitz) : from a Slavic pet form (Miszka) of any of various personal names, such as Polish Michał (see Michael), Mikołaj (see Nicholas), or a compound name such as Miłosław or Mirosław, the latter formed with mir ‘peace’.
  • German (Silesia and Lausitz) : habitational name from any of several places so named in eastern Germany.

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